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3 Things We Love About Microsoft’s Focus on Innovation

When Satya Nadella stepped into his role as Microsoft CEO in 2014, he repeatedly used the word "innovation" in his public communications. While the word can come across as a buzzword or a cliche, Microsoft has actually kept Nadella’s promise over the past year, resulting in a palpable shift in the company's reputation. The renewed focus on improving the end user’s experience has set Microsoft on the path (back to) greatness.

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FREE GUIDE: Creating a Culture of Transformation

Have you ever witnessed an organization-wide change that didn’t stick? Like expense-tracking software that confused and frustrated your employees? Or an intranet that started gathering cobwebs the day after it launched? Chances are, the people who planned it didn’t establish a culture of transformation first. They didn’t pave the way by getting employees invested, and that expensive effort went the ..more ›

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Adapting to Cloud IT: My First 30 Days

At BetterCloud, we make it possible for companies to adapt cloud office solutions to their enterprise IT needs. As you’d expect, our own IT infrastructure is entirely cloud-based. I started here just one month ago, and I’ve already decided: I wouldn’t want to work any other way. The Old Way Over the four years I worked at a large nonprofit, ..more ›

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6 Predictions for Cloud Office in 2015: Google for Work vs. Office 365

2014 was a big year for both Google and Microsoft. Satya Nadella stepped in as Microsoft’s new CEO and set out to change the company’s image by focusing on cloud and mobile-first strategies. Google has continued to pour more resources into Google Apps, rebranding this year as Google for Work. Cloud office is undoubtedly an exciting space and this is ..more ›

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Google Introduces Streamlined Partner Program for Google for Work and Education

Today Google announced broad changes to its existing partner programs that will create a more streamlined channel, allowing partners to better sell, service and innovate across both the Google for Work and Education platforms. New measures will unify existing programs across Apps, Chrome, Cloud Platforms, Maps and Search into one Google for Work and Education Partner Program. Partners have long ..more ›

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How to Create a Google Apps Security Program in 3 Steps

As IT departments, and CISOs in particular, learn more about data security in the cloud and the pitfalls of a firewall-free reality make themselves known, demand for added security around file storage, creation, collaboration and the use and installation of third-party applications has increased. While the cloud brings with it tremendous benefits – the ability to access data from anywhere, ..more ›

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Upholding our Commitment to Security, BetterCloud Completes Type 2 SOC 2 Examination

Security in the cloud isn’t just important to BetterCloud and our users, it’s one of the most hotly contested debates centered around IT today. As data enters the cloud and leaves behind legacy firewalls and restricted environments, it becomes not only more accessible, but more vulnerable. Which is why we’ve gone to painstaking efforts to protect the integrity and security ..more ›

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Google Apps Survey: Why Platform Offerings Will Win, Google’s Relationship with the Ecosystem and an Emerging Battle Between Google Apps and Office 365

We recently surveyed thousands of Google Apps administrators around the world to gain valuable feedback and insights not only on our product, FlashPanel, but also on the adoption of Google Apps, specifically in the contexts of directory services (Google Apps Directory versus legacy systems like Active Directory), Google Drive versus non-native enterprise file synchronization, storage and sharing services (EFSSS) and ..more ›

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Security without Administrative Controls is Only Half the Solution

Kyle Quinn is Senior Product Evangelist at BetterCloud. As more and more company data is moved to the cloud, IT professionals and executives maintain a strong focus on security. And, when speaking more specifically about Google Apps, the area of concern usually centers on Google Drive and how organizations should and can control information stored in and shared via the ..more ›

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White Paper: Key Link Between Satisfaction with Google Apps and Use of Third-party Google Apps Marketplace Solutions

Today, the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps, of which BetterCloud is a founding member, released a white paper in conjunction with research firm Frost & Sullivan. The paper, which adds supporting evidence to a report published by Frost and the Cloud Alliance earlier this year, points to the positive impact Google Apps Marketplace solutions have on the adoption of and ..more ›

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